WHERE ONLINE MEETS REAL WORLD

CREATING EQUITABLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS FOR CULTURALLY & LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE STUDENTS

Seattle University’s College of Education online Master’s Degree in Educating Non-Native English Speakers and our English Language Learner (ELL) endorsement are designed to provide professional educators with the invaluable skills and knowledge to support language acquisition and learning for K-12 students, as well as the ability to apply your new knowledge to classroom environments in real time.  Your experience begins in our English Language Learner Endorsement Academy with a progression to the English Language Learner Master’s Degree.

Students speak over 100 languages at home in our Washington state schools. Districts need teachers who are knowledgeable and skilled in working with these students, and this degree and endorsement meets that critical need today. Whether you are currently enrolled and are seeking to add the endorsement or interested in our master’s program, our flexible online program supports your needs as working education professional and leader.



 

24 CREDITS TO ENDORSEMENT
24 CREDITS TO MASTERS

Our program prepares you to deliver on a critical need in your role as an educator and instructional leader to support students from varying language backgrounds. By combining our ELL endorsement program of 24 continuing education (CEU) credits with an additional 24 credits of graduate coursework, our nationally recognized College of Education provides you a degree that costs 25% less than our typical master’s programs.

 EMPOWERED LEADERS TAKE CHARGE FOR CHANGE

Our program emphasizes a sociocultural approach to the needs of English language learners that will build your knowledge and skills in working with students, as well as your leadership skills in advocating for them in larger systems. You’ll be prepared to navigate and shape the educational policies that serve ELL students at school, district and state levels. Following is more detail on the program:

More detail on the program:

FUNDING THE NEED AND YOUR FUTURE

Washington state has made PESB retooling funds available for high need areas that include Special Education. Also, many school districts are offering financial support to teachers obtaining high need endorsements. Be sure to explore tuition reimbursement with your employing district and follow these links to determine what support is available to you.

PESB RETOOLING SCHOLARSHIPS COLLEGE OF EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP

Only Seeking An ELL Endorsement?

Learn more how we provide Washington state teachers, regardless of where they live, affordable preparation for the required WEST-E exam.

ELL Endorsement Academy

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MEET YOUR FACULTY

Jessica Fenner

Senior Program Administrative Assistant 
Educating Non-Native English Speakers (ENES), Master in Teaching (MIT), Special Education (SPED)

Email: fennerj@seattleu.edu

Phone: (206) 296-5759

Building/Room: Loyola 506